Falun Dafa Gave Me a Happy Family
(Minghui.org) I am an average woman from a rural village who was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa in 2005. Since then, I have been blessed with a happy family. As a Dafa practitioner, I have always felt that Teacher (Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa) has been watching over me and protecting me from harm.
I was married at the age of 36 without knowing my husband prior to the marriage. I often said that fate had brought us together. Unfortunately, he was very irresponsible and had many bad habits, including gambling and consorting with other women. The year after our marriage, our son was born. My husband continued to stay away often and came home only to get money. He spent all of my savings in less than three years and also accumulated a lot of debt. Debt collectors often came to the house. It was an unhappy life for me and my son.
One day, someone brought a book to my house and said my husband wanted it. My husband was not much of a reader and only read a couple pages. I picked up the book, titled Zhuan Falun and felt that there was something special about it. When I saw the words, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” I was moved and knew that this was the guidance I had been searching for. I finished reading it in one day.
The next day, I was a different person. I could not hide the joy in my heart. I felt comfortable and relaxed. A smile came back to my face after many years of hardship and sadness. I began to read other Dafa books and became immersed in Dafa every day. I also began to treat everyone with kindness.
My Character Improves
I followed the guidance of Dafa and refrained from fighting back, even when I was struck or verbally abused. When I faced a conflict, I looked within and thought of others first. Through consistent study of the Fa, I realized that doing good deeds can accumulate virtue and blessings. Receiving unfair treatment and suffering can rework karma. By contrast, doing bad things and hurting others can cause karma, and one loses virtue.
I was no longer angry with my husband for his bad habits. The resentment I felt over the years disappeared. It was wrong for me to look down on him. Instead, I should thank him for helping me eliminate my karma and improve my character. My resentment towards a distant relative, who had occupied some of our property by force, was gone as well. He died before he was sixty, and I felt sorry for his family.
My mother-in-law had remarried many years ago. In her 70s, she suffered a stroke and became paralyzed. She wanted to move in with us so we could take care of her. Everyone in the village thought that I would not agree because she never helped any of us. When my husband talked to me about it, I agreed to let her move in. I was praised for my kindness by two of my sisters-in-law.
I also do not care about wealth. Two relatives had planted in our field for more than 10 years without giving us anything in return. My husband wanted to take the land back and plant it ourselves. The relatives’ families did not agree and wanted to return less land than we owned originally. My husband thought that they treated us unfairly, but I told him to accept their proposals.
The laws of this universe hold to the concept of loss and gain, so perhaps we were paying back debts we owed from previous lives. Eventually, my husband agreed with me, and so we all continued to get along with each other.
One day, my sister-in-law took my mother-in-law’s gold jewelry. According to custom, parents’ property is passed on to their son. My husband became angry with his sister. I calmed him down and said that we did not lack for anything and it was okay for her to have the jewelry.
No matter what happens, I am always happy and never fight for personal gain. My husband said that I was kind to others and handled things well.
My Family Is Blessed
My husband learned to restrain himself from his bad habits and began to look for a job. Sometimes he helped me make flyers to clarify the truth about Dafa and encourage people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) so they could have a better future.
He was blessed because of his good deeds, and his chronic stomach pain went away. Now he can tolerate eating cold food. He was thin before and needed to take many different medications. He has now gained weight and is in good health. My son is also happy and healthy and seldom needs to go to a doctor.
I am in my fifties and have practiced Falun Dafa for 15 years. I have had good health all these years. Despite several bad falls, including an incident of hitting my head on the corner of a concrete wall, I was fine and had no injury after repeating, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Once, I fell off an electric tricycle and my only injury was a few scratches on the chin. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa not only improves people’s health and moral standard, but also contributes to the stability of society. I hope that people who do not know about Dafa and those who believed in the CCP’s propaganda will take a look at practitioners' stories. Your decision to learn the truth will benefit you for the rest of your life!
How can we be safe during the current pandemic? The best solution is to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations, and sincerely repeat the two phrases, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I sincerely hope that all people will abandon the CCP and be spared from calamity.